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Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 11:30am EST
education to health care to a safe shelter from the streets, which means that your harnessing the power of community to expand opportunity for folks here in dc. and your work reflects a tradition that runs through our h history, the belief that we're greater together than we are on our own. and that's what i have come here to talk about today. over the last two months washington has been dominated by some fairly contention debates, and between a reckless shoutdown by congressional republicans, and admittedly poor execution on my administration's part in implementing the latest stage of the new law, nobody has acquitted themselves very well these last few months, so it's not surprising that the american's people's frustrations with washington are at an all-time high. but we know the people's frustrations run deeper than these most recent political battles. the frustration is rooted in their own daily battles. to make ends meet, pay for college, buy a home, save for retirement. it's rooted in the nagging sense that no matter how hard they work the deck is stack against them, and it'
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 12:00am EST
stack up and what it really says about american i hadcation. hadcation -- education. >> and fashion build. what role you play in one of the world's most polluted places. we take you inside of hell on earth. >> if you want to see what hell looks like. you come to the tannery and have a look at the tannery that should tell you how the hell looks like. ♪ >> good evening and thank you thanks for being with us. i'm joie chen. >> it was not much of a surprise detroit's financial concerns are well known and it produced every indication that something dramatic had to be done. >> as the city manager pointed out today now it's real bankruptcy court judge ruled that the city's chapter 9 filing can go forward and critically the pension of city workers are not protected. the detroit leaders now face new pressures in working out a deal. but the real weight may be on the ordinary people that have to live with it. >> spinning it as a opportunity for a fresh start. the man behind detroit's bid for bankruptcy emergency manager kevin orr says it offers a clean slate for the city ac's model of urban
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
we know it's harder to find a job today without some higher education, so we have helped more students go to college with grants and loans that go father than before. we have made it more practical to repay those loans. we're also pursuing an aggressive strategy to promote innovation that reigns in tuition costs. we have got to lower costs so that young people are not burdened by enormous debt when they make the right decision to get higher education. and next week michelle and i will bring together college presidents and nonprofits to help more low-incoming students attend and succeed in college. [ applause ] >> but while -- while higher education may be the surest path to the middle class, it's not the only one. we should offer our people the best technical education in the word. that's why we have connected local businesses with community colleges so workers can learn the skills that earn them more money. and i know all of you have champi championed making high quality preschool available to ever child in america. [ applause ] >> we know that kids in in these programs grow
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 11:00am EST
education so they don't have to work a fast food ra.t restaurant at 9 . >> for the past three weeks i have been working nights and weekends because christmastime is coming up. >> one day she plans to return to college and ultimately changing careers. a bump in pay would help make that happen. >> the vatican is starting a new program to fight sexual abecause in the catholic church. pope francis is putting together a committee for a way to protect children from pedophiles and improve screening from proo pris and help those that have been abused. >> they ar dealing with the sexual abuse crisis is vital for the church's credibility. >> twenty-five soldiers were killed in a suicide attack at the yemen defense three. a car bomb wait went off. shortly after the bombing gunmen opened fire. no one has claimed responsibility. the interim government has had ongoing problems with al qaeda linked groups and northern rebels. >> secretary of state john kerry is meeting with the palestinian officials hoo today. nick joins us live from jerusalem with more on kerry's visit. >> kerry arrives with a huge agen
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
country was going to have problems any way. all of the money, all of the education, all of the business opportunity went to a very very small minority, and if you want to equal that out, it is going to cost, and it is going to hurt. all of those school children that left to protest, and then you saw the massacre. they shot children in the back. those children gave up their education, and it works. it was that global pressure to end apartheid, that led to it. and those very children wanted jobs in the new south africa. and they couldn't get them, because in the end, it was now -- it is now about education. so that's the problem that south africa had. they had brought them to the promise land. that's what with the country still sufficient errs from. >> 76. >> right. >> and remember at the time, the world was getting onboard with the let's do something about south africa, but the problems with ever this the wrights and great britain. ronald ragan and margaret thatcher were really the most resistence to imposing sanctions. we're saying to the president at the time, we have to do so
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm EST
has more from cairo. >> former center of islamic education in egypt has been one of the focal points for people, students protesting the coup that deposed mohamed morsi back in september. there's fighting still ongoing despite the arrests, between students and security forces all day. in fact it seems to have stepped up over the past few days, protests pretty much all the time but yesterday we had a group of women students just outside the university beaten up by local residents and by security forces, we are told. earlier last month we had 21 students facing trial for previous protests at al assad university and we have another 12 students who have been jailed for 17 years for protesting again at that same university. so a considerable crack down by the security forces against the students and at al assad university and they are continuing to protest and they seem to be gathering in intensity. >> thailand will hold its parliamentary plekses o election january 2nd, after yin luck shinawatra has, run the country. wayne hay reports from bangkok. >> the leader of the 18th governm
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 11:00pm EST
escape the poverty because they lack decent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own, it should offend all of us and compel us to action. we are a better country than this. let me repeat: the combined trends of increased inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the american dream, our way of life and what we stand for around the globe. >> there's a public polling unit and it was found that the president's approval rating among a core constituency that got him elected, that 19-24-year-old, a 41% approval rating. most concerning for the affordable care act is the poll asked young people will they enroll in the affordable care act. this group of young invincibles is key to have their involvement to make it work. 47% of the millennials 18-29 said they will not enrol. 57% it's approved. greater than the national average among the entire population. >> mike viqueira at the white house. >>> to illustrate the gap the highest 1% saw income rise an average of 31%. for everybody else it was less than one half of a per cent. let's bring
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 7:30pm EST
sense, says there are five things we can do to fix education in america >> the united states has education apartheid, that's the facts... >> talk to al jazeera with m. night shayamalan sunday at 7et / 4pt on al jazeera america >> welcome back. we're talking about erasing your digital past. california just passed a law allowing kids under 18 to hit the delete button. so waj, we asked our community what they would like to deligh . >> our community is very suspicious. mime skeletons are hopefully buried deep. no reason to unearth them now. digital, i'm worried about the photos hiding in my trunks, albums in the mid 80s. kids these days don't "v" no ideas what photo albums are. and we got one answer p my "star trek" one-win loss record. >> i was trying to persuade us to give one. >> were you successful? >> no, she wouldn't do it. joining us is nick, a college freshman who found himself in hot water after a student on his campus hung a confederate flag, and he made online comments about it. i should mention those who are joining us tonight we use a variety of technologies to bring peo
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
escape that poverty because she lacks a decent education or health care, or a community that views her future as their own? that should offend all of us. and it should compel us to acts. we are a better country -- to action. we are a better country than this. so let me repeat: the combined trends of increased inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the american dream, our way of life and what we stand for around the globe. >> president went on to say that a so-called deficit of opportunity, interesting phrasing there, is much more important than the fiscal deficit, the yearly fiscal deficit in this country which he points out is actually shrchging in his administration john. >> point out, this issue about the young people are disappointed with president and congress. >> part of the obama coalition that got him elected twice is young people, so-called millennials. folks at harvard has a unit that polled these folks. 18 to 25, bad news for the president, festival his approval rating down to 41%. that is a reflection of the population at large but down 11% since ju
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
child may never be age to escape that poverty because she lacks decent education, healthcare, o that should offend all of us and it should hell us to action. we are a better country than this. let me repeat. the combined trends of increase inequality and decreasing mobility poses a fundamental threat of our american dream, our way of life. >> here to discuss the inequality and prospect of a minimum wage hike, louis from cornell, do you accept the president's argument that income and equality are jeopardized? in. it's a tremendous difference from the experiences that we had from post-war period. it's the fundamental challenge for our society. not in terms of making sure every american who has a job earns enough to live but for those at the top. all that money piling at the top has nowhere to be invested. this is the challenge, the challenge of investment that doesn't just produce profit for the few but jobs for the many. >> stagnating income. the past 40 years, how does that track with the decline of influence with the labor movement in this country? >> it's exactly the same. we see t
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 1:00am EST
issue education... gun control... the gap between rich and poor... job creation... climate change... tax policy... the economy... iran... healthcare... ad guests on all sides of the debate. >> this is a right we should all have... >> it's just the way it is... >> there's something seriously wrong... >> there's been acrimony... >> the conservative ideal... >> it's an urgent need... and a host willing to ask the tough questions >> how do you explain it to yourself? and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5 eastern only on al jazeera america power of the people until we restore >> evey sunday night, join us for exclusive, revealing, and suprizing talks with the most interesting people of our time. next sunday, >> i spent my whole life thinking about themes and thinking about how to structure movies, so this is highly unusual. >> the director of the sixth sense, says there are five things we can do to fix education in america >> the united states has education apartheid, that's the facts... >> talk to al jazeera with m. night shayamalan next sunday
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am EST
course, mandela believed education was the foundation for a new south africa. but 37 years protesting in soweto, apartheid is proving hard to overcome. [ cheering ] >> nelson mandela supporting and encouraging children in school. from the start of his career as an anti-apartheid activist, he placed education is the the center of the struggle. his single priority was develop the nation's education. in 197, the soweto up rising began over being forced to learn afrikaans, the language of the oppressors. noone of the students who rioted now is principal of the school. >> wlater because of they were trying to educate us and we begin to understand why the situation, why the up rising. >> reporter: here the students learn as nelson mandela, to educate black students to the level of their white counter parts, to give them purpose. >> they have struggled to fulfill mandela's vision. schools outside cape town are more typical of the problems that the system is struggling with. activists argue there is now a dangerous gap between the promise of education and what is actually delivered
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 12:00am EST
nothing while only a small percentage had access to education and property and wealth. you know in the old days under apartheid blacks couldn't live in the city centers where i am now, they would come in on a daily basis. one of those outsecurities was alexandra township, now fully part of it. just beyond alexandra is the suburb of sandton, probably the richest place on the entire continent, more millionaires in sandton than anywhere else. i went, it wasn't good for 70,000 anyway, but at least double that number live there and some say maybe 3 quarter of a million people live there. there are some houses that the post-apartheid government built, they are small? they have electricity, the streets have lights, but there were shanties, where there was garbage all over the place, filth, rats, and some people have given up hope. they wanted an end to this, they wanted educational opportunities and work opportunities and training and a new house and they didn't get it. the government admits it is way behind schedule. it's got a lot of work to do but there are some people say they don't s
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
education was the only way for people to raise up from poverty and where that legacy stands today. and revolutionary cancer treatment and using one deadly disease to battle another. >> i'm mark and coming up, the afc race is heating up as manning is a leg up on the competition, that is ahead in sports. >>> wintry conditions will improve today but i'm tracking another round of snow for the northeast, i'll have details coming up. >>> al jazeera america continues and thomas and i are back with you in just 2 1/2 minutes. ♪ straight to the point. >> i'm on the ground every day finding stories that matter to you. >> in new orleans... >> seattle bureau... >> washington... >> detroit... >> chicago... >> nashville... >> los angeles... >> san francisco... >> al jazeera america, take a new look at news. >> from our headquarters in new york, here are the headlines this hour. >> al jazeera america is the only news channel that brings you live news at the top of every hour. >> a deal in the senate may be at hand and just in the nick of time. >> thousands of new yorkers are marching in solidar
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am EST
>> get your damn education. >> ...surprising >> oh, absolutely! >> ...exclusive one-on-one interviews with the most interesting people of our time. >> you're listening because you want to see what's going to happen. >> i want to know what works what do you know works? >> conversations you won't find anywhere else. >> talk to al jazeera. >> only on al jazeera america. >> oh my! >>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy here are today's headlines. the u.s. economy is growing, but so is the income gap between the rich and the poor. president obama will talk about how to change that and other aspects of the economy when he speaks at a washington think tank in just a few minutes. vice president joe biden is meeting with chinese leaders in beijing but they didn't make any public comments over a dispute over a small group of islands in the east chai sea. >>> a senior leader of hezbollah is gunned down outside of his home in beirut. and they a blaming israel. israel is denying the accusations. >>> cigna announced it will no longer hire people who test positive for tobacco use.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
education in america >> the united states has education apartheid, that's the facts... >> talk to al jazeera with m. night shayamalan next sunday at 7et / 4pt on al jazeera america >>> you said that you would be happy to go to geneva peace talks if invited, the general eva peace talks would take place in january. what kind of assistance can you bring for iran? can you force, for example, the regime into medication concessio concessions? we can only bring home the fact that there current be a military solution in syria. there needs to be a political solution and the ultimate solution is through the ballot box for the syrian people to decide under appropriate circumstances. so what we can do, if invited, is to help even if you are not invited. we have sirius interests in having stability in our region. and that is why invited or not, we will contribute to finding a peaceful revolution of this unfortunate crisis. >> to be invited, you have to overcome a major obstacle to convince the syrian opposition that you are a genuine mediator because for the time being, iran has been providing
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 2:30am EST
with one issue education... gun control... the gap between rich and poor... job creation... climate change... tax policy... the economy... iran... healthcare... ad guests on all sides of the debate. >> this is a right we should all have... >> it's just the way it is... >> there's something seriously wrong... >> there's been acrimony... >> the conservative ideal... >> it's an urgent need... and a host willing to ask the tough questions >> how do you explain it to yourself? and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5 eastern only on al jazeera america when i first knew we were going to be homeless, i checked with different state agencies. i got turned down because they were so overwhelmed and pull, you would have to call every nighty let us know you need housing. but there's already a waiting list, and then they say you can only stay there two months and then after that you are out again. >> welcome back, we are talking about a kind of homelessness, we rarely speak of. school aged kids and their families living in their streets, hopping to shelter to
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
. >> ..entertaining >> it's fun to play with ideas. >> ...thought provoking >> get your damn education. >> ...surprising >> oh, absolutely! >> ...exclusive one-on-one interviews with the most interesting people of our time. >> you're listening because you want to see what's going to happen. >> i want to know what works what do you know works? >> conversations you won't find anywhere else. >> talk to al jazeera. >> only on al jazeera america. >> oh my! >> welcome back to inside story. i'm ray suarez. we're talking about congress and the to do list this week before it adjourns for the year. we're continuing our conversation with ginger gibson, and dan glickman, and josh withrow. and mr. secretary, as a legislator, you crafted and voted on bills. as a secretary you had people looking over cure shoulder at one of the largest branch departments and then you had business before the congress. had a have you seen in the way that the work is getting done over your career in washington? >> it's certainly slowed down considerably. a lot of stop lights these days. you used to be on a freeway of le
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 12:30pm EST
where our food comes from. by serving healthy locally grown meals and giving us hands on education opportunities that helps make lasting changes in the school's food environment. >> welcome back. what you're looking at is a video from the national farm to school network. the organization estimates more than 10,000 schools across the country participate in the program. it's one of several innovative ideas that school systems are using to get kids excited about healthy eating. waj, i'm looking at the tweets coming in, and just before the break, julie was saying give control back to the lunch lady. this needs to go back and go local. >> yes, we should make the #empower the lunch lady go survival. viral. >> jean, waj raise as interesting point. when i was in school, the lunch ladies pretty much prepared everything from scratch on site on the premise. now there is heat and serve. why the flip? >> years ago there were considerable cuts to our program. that moved people away from scratch cooking. you're seeing more school districts going to scratch cooking. a lot of that is driven by the
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 2:00am EST
not crying because he lived a nice life. he's trying to educate these good ideas and values of freedom and democracy. he was hope to reach that. >> why are you here? why do you care? you're from congo. . >> no, nelson is not from congo or south africa. he's for all the planet. his ideas are especially for everybody. he is a good memory of nelson mandela. [ inaudible ] >> i have to ask you - this is your real hair, right? [ laughter ] . >> it's my real hair >> you've been out here long enough, you are cold and wet so go inside. we'll join you laughter. >> he deserves that. >> he does deserve that. >> i will stay outside >> you will and others will. thank you so much. look at the crowd coming in now. this is the kind of thing we are seeing all morning. look at that. stay on there for a second and watch the guys pass by. they are singing. the songs of celebration, no tears in johannesburg in soweto. this is the happiness, the joy. people are singing and chanting. they'll be here all morning. we'll talk again as things get underway. >> ali velshi live for us outside the stadium whe
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 12:30pm EST
mandatory education for kids so she really understand what they're getting in to when they're online? >> i actually think that's a great idea. some people are initiated in the ways of the web. it would be great to have some guidelines and a few stops to look to chart it. i'm not convinced that people will look at kids being dumb online and see it as so different from kids being dumb off line. maybe as the internet penetrates our lives more and more, we'll have a sense of that's what kids do, and that's fine. >> meg, how does this compare to some of the legislation that is proposed in the e.u. right now? >> the update to the data protection regulation or the data protection directive '95 includes a right to be forgotten regardless of age. they talked about the data controller being obligated by the data subject upon request to delete information that identifies the data subject. the way it is written it is not restricted to things that you post, that you can take down. it reaches information that is about you, posted by others. >> so if you posted something unsavory about me, and i'm
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 1:00am EST
unusual. >> the director of the sixth sense, says there are five things we can do to fix education in america >> the united states has education apartheid, that's the facts... >> talk to al jazeera with m. night shayamalan next sunday at 7et / 4pt on al jazeera america . >>> hello and welcome. i'm phil torres, we'll talk about innovations that will change laughs. we'll look at hardware. this is a show about science by scin histories. kyle hill is an engineer, and he's investigating head-to-head combat and cutting edge technology that can help to detect a concussion before it's too late. >> lindsay moran is an ex-c.i.a. operative. she was packaging that can one day replace
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 2:30pm EST
businesses, something he probably wouldn't have done if he got another concussion. he educates families about the risk of playing football. >> football is a game. if i could talk to every kid putting on their helmet, "this is a game. this is life. this is life. this is what i experience because i stepped away from football." >> sure. >> imagine if i didn't - why would i sacrifices my life for a game. >> i don't think there's going be a concussion helmet. you can think of this like a car crash. if you were the brain and the car is your skull. doesn't matter if the car is indesinstructible you, the brain, will still fly forward and hit the windshield. that's the concussion - the brain hitting the skull. differently. >> it can be applied to soldiers, i am sure a lot of them get hits as well. >> the labs i went to were working with darpa, the department of defense, because when you undergo a grenade blast or something like that there's a shock wave that moves your brain like an nfl hit would. >> you went upstate new york and covered a story that was different. what was it. >> i went and met
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 4:00am EST
journalism, period. >> start with one issue education... gun control... the gap between rich and poor... job creation... climate change... tax policy... the economy... iran... healthcare... ad guests on all sides of the debate. >> this is a right we should all have... >> it's just the way it is... >> there's something seriously wrong... >> there's been acrimony... >> the conservative ideal... >> it's an urgent need... and a host willing to ask the tough questions >> how do you explain it to yourself? and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5 eastern only on al jazeera america >> and welcome back. tonight we're looking in depth at health care in privately run prisons in america and in the second part of his investigation, america tonight's adam may, said that in an effort to save money, privatized care has sentenced some prisoners to death. >> it's a growing trend, states looking to trim budgets. to date, at least 28 states have privatized prison care. american friend services, in arizona, since the time the state privatized the prison health care ,
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 4:00pm EST
to you? clearly there are inequalities. there's probably an education gap. so are they disappointed that they feel they would be much further along nearly 20 years of anc rule, than they are right now? >> it is the enemy of high hopes. i think the success in stopping apartheid let these people believe that their lives would get better very quickly. we are talking about beck kades and decades. so we have to be a little realistic in how quickly their economics, their prospects their hopes will improve. but that said, those hopes were very high, and they are seeing whites still dominate the economic situation here, and they are saying look, where is our economic freedom, we understand that mandela sacrifice sod much for our political freedom, for our freedom from segregation, but where are the jobs, where are the opportunities, where are the clean streets. why is there such a disparity between this township and the area right around the soccer stadium. so i think people will say you have had 20 years anc, that's the political party, you had 20 years since then, why isn't it better, and
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 1:00am EST
through development aid, on fostering education for boys and girls and training and conducting leadership and political capacity training in countries so they can select their own stronger governments. we support regional organizations, the u.s. has been active in asean, an asian regional organization which has increasing number of countries. we have a trade policies, major trading agreements with asia and europe. my dream is that one day soon the middle east will not only recognise israel's right to exist and the palestine state, but will be an economic powerhouse. there's enormous natural and intellectual resources in the middle east. wouldn't it be great if the middle east could trade with europe, asia, latin america, africa and the united states on a fair basis, and everybody could win. >> thoughtful comments. jane harman. appreciate you joining us on "consider this". for more on the middle east and contentious article if women and men can have it all. i'm joined by anne-marie slaughter, former member of the state department, but now a member of the new american foundation.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
reforms in child health care and education. modernizing infrastructure. and healing. >> his close relationship with leaders like muammar gaddafi and castro drew criticism, he still visited the white houses meeting with three sitting american properties. in 2002 george w. bush presented him with the presidential medal of freedom. barack obama met nelson mandela in 2005, when barack obama was a senator. after one term as president nelson mandela stepped down. he did not slow his pace. his charitable foundation raised money for a number of causes. >> when south africa hosted the world cup tournament in 2010, he made his last public appearance. the crowd honoured him to thunderous ovation. >> his third wife, graca machel, former first lady of mozambique, was at his side during prostate cancer and lingering lung infections. >> never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another. and suffer the indignity of being the skunk of the world. the sun never set on so glorious a human achievement. let freedom rain. god bless africa.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
education secretary tony called it the picture of stagnation. >> there is a lot of work that needs to be done. >> but to make you feel better these tests aren't that criminal, but the bigger thing to learn is critical thinking. >> higher order thinking. we were just talking about it. >> we were just talking about it. >> it links to reading, comprehension, and hang on to the music, and it links to matthew. >> that's why some advocates say don't freak out about these kinds of tests and comparison because a lot of it based on memorization and the most important is critical thinking. >> thank you. now. >> you've been hearing that detroit has become the largest municipality to file bankruptcy. david, remember us again, how serious are detroit's financial problems? >> it's very serious. it's serious to the point of all the money that the city of detroit takes in to their tax receipts and revenue, $0.40 on the dollar has to go as far as dealing with the debt that detroit has accumulated. if they did nothing that proportion would go up to $0.65 on the dollar. that is money that could not be s
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 11:30am EST
sixth sense, says there are five things we can do to fix education in america >> the united states has education apartheid, that's the facts... >> talk to al jazeera with m. night shayamalan sunday at 7et / 4pt on al jazeera america >> this is "inside story." i'm ray suarez. we have rick seany with fair compare compare, and douglas kidd, and terry trip letter, an aviation analyst who runs a consumer website called "the plane rules." you heard terry trip letter laying out the ways that this could be good for all the stake hold efforts involved, but we have lived through an era of mega mergers. have they done any of the things that terry suggests? >> i'm not sure that they have. the primary benefit that all these mergers have provided is that they've kept carriers in business while they have consolidated. while the carriers are in business, we want them to make money and provide good service there has been to my mind especially among the u.s. carriers a focus more on making money rather than pleasing the passenger . in this with regard we know going to the airport is like going to a
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 5:00pm EST
provoking >> get your damn education. >> ...surprising >> oh, absolutely! >> ...exclusive one-on-one interviews with the most interesting people of our time. >> you're listening because you want to see what's going to happen. >> i want to know what works what do you know works? >> conversations you won't find anywhere else. >> talk to al jazeera. >> only on al jazeera america. >> oh my! >> welcome back to "inside story." i'm ray suareza. on this day where people have gathered to memorialma memorialn mandela. dave stewart, just before the break, you heard david ottaway talking about the rising anti-apartheid movement here in the united states. was there a strong sense that the world was starting to withdraw its support for the government in pray tore i can't, and did that have a role in changing the orientation of that government towards its own future? >> well, ray, that was one of the factors. but there were other factors. to start with, the south african government had for many years been aware of the need to find a lasting solution. the previous president thought he could do it th
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 10:00pm EST
education to this burgeoning field of obscure difficult to understand area. >> let's try to understand. you get back from your honeymo honeymoon. you marry becky, and you get back and you try to pay for everything with bit coin. first how do you get food. how do you get gas. >> our first task was how to get home from the airport. we had to rely on educating people, persuading people to accept bit coin. when we started there was only one establishment in the entire state of utah where h we live tt used bit coin. we had to approach merchant, have you heard of bit coin. can we pay you with this digital currency. >> you managed to get some groceries. a gas station that was an hour away to get gas which somewhat defeats the purpose. but you managed to get those essentials. but now you decided you're going to have this three-month trip around the world. you're going to start from prove alprovoall the way to new york. how did you do that. >> we had to rely on the bit community. gas stations are owned by big oil companies. they're not interested in a new way of paying. >> what did it mean to g
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 12:00am EST
five things we can do to fix education in america >> the united states has education apartheid, that's the facts... >> talk to al jazeera with m. night shayamalan sunday at 7et / 4pt on al jazeera america determining using some sort of subjective interpretation of their policy as to whether or not your particular report was actually abusive, because if it doesn't contain language that specifically threatens you directly or is targeted towards you specifically, they may not consider it abuse. they may consider it offensive. and in that case they just recommend that you block that person. >> i don't want to minimise this, because i mean, there's some really horrible things that are on line, and it's not - it's not just twitter, what has happened through social media and the anonymity of the net is that you see websites, hate-filled websites targetting all sorts of groups, popping up. there has been a huge number of those that exist as well. >> while you were asleep, news was happening. >> here are the stories we're following. >> find out what happened and what to expect. >> inter
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm EST
director of the sixth sense, says there are five things we can do to fix education in america >> the united states has education apartheid, that's the facts... >> talk to al jazeera with m. night shayamalan sunday at 7et / 4pt on al jazeera america >> welcome back, you're watching the news hour in al jazeera. a recap. demanding that the president resign. >>> lebanese government has sent in the army to take control of the northern city of tripoli. prime minister says they will remain there for the next six months. and thailand's prime minister has defended her government amid growing opposition on the street. hospital officials say two protestors were shot and wounded during latest confrontation with police. >>> now it's a multibillion industry that's never out of fashion. but it does have a dark side, tannery officials earn little more than $2 a day. as part of our two part investigation into the industry, rob reynolds went to meet some of the workers in a slum in dacca. >> of the dirty jobs bangladesh is t to survive, these tannery workers are day in and day out amid the rotting cor
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 1:00am EST
invest can in the future, in education, research, we are seeing american research going to china and we are not spending tax dollars on basic research, which corporations don't do. >> that's always been done by government. so, neither the finding about young people is surprising, nor is the president's focus. yeah, we have brought down the deficit is what he is saying, significantly, 90% of americans seem to be unaware of this. million americans receiving disability benefits. 47 million on food stamps? >> yeah. >> torn in 4 million on long-term, getting unemployment benefits. the president's initiatives call for more spending. we still have a very big deficit and a very big nut to pay to foreign countries. is more spending the way to go? >> we are not paying to other countries. >> that's a misunderstanding to what the deficit is about. the united states government kate never go broke so long as it is a cough ren with monopoly control of its currency. the reason we have people on disability, people work until they can't and when the economy turns bad, employers reasonably and i have been
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
worth the temporary frustrations of the affordable care roll out. >> a lot of it is education. they don't understand what it is and are afraid to go through the process. >> for andy peak the partial government shutdown created confusion and fear about the affordable care act. >> i didn't want to punch the bottom and sign up to pay $280-$300, adding it to my meagre month to month income. >> as the dust settles counselling from the music heath alliance allowed him to take a look and sign up. he'll pay around $150 a month. and for a career musician, that could allow him to pursue his passion of performing for the rest of his life. >>> the administration says healthcare.gov is functional for 80% of users. >>> let's get a look at the morning business headlines. european and u.s. banks are expected to be hit with a fine for manipulating key interest rates. reuters says six bangs will be fined more than $2 million. they rigged bench marks determining the cost of lending from mortgages the banks involved. more regulations will be invoked. banks would be banned from doing anything for their
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
time. >> the idea that a child may never escape that poverty because she lacks a dicent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own, that should affect all of us. >> it should compel us to action. we are a better country. let me repeat. the combined trends of inceffed inequality pose a fundamental effect. >> republicans were quick to cit size of president's remarks. the income gap is caused by policies claiming that the affordable care act and tougher business regulations encourage company depends on the government. the statistics are telling. from 2009 to 2012 the average engine from the top 1% of earners increased 31%. incomes for the rest of the nation's workers rose by one half of one%. >> thousands of fast-food workers scheduled to last their ship are striking. in 100 cities they are striking, demanding pay. today's strikes are the latest move in a campaign that started last summer. the medium wage is slightly more than $900. >> the workers live in poverty, working in conditions. >> more than two and a quarter americans have non-management jobs wit
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
, affordable housing, affectable healthcare and a good education for their children. >> so the president did the talk about income inequality and trying to raise that. look. it's going to be different in different places and at some level, can we depend upon the federal government to make that kind of change or is it going to be a case by case community? are we going to create a patchwork of what a minimum wage can be? >> i think it is going to be by community, by the jurisdiction, by city boy city because east city has a different cost of living. here in the district of columbia, it's extremely costly to live in the nation's capitol. wages are somewhere around $35 per hour. so even at $11 and $0.50 per hour, that's less than $25,000 a year. so you would need to have another person join with you just to get to a 50,000 dollar household to be able to go out and try to find affected alan hou affordable housing? >> some say this tends to dampen employment and you have to increase wages to workers, you might higher fewer people. >> that isn't true. the d.c. chamber represent wal-ma
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
individuals said they simply weren't aware of the laws in this area. so it is an area where education needs to be improved. whether you are going to get a lot of social media used as actually reading the attorney general's guidance, that's a separate question. but i think as part of the measure of art, education in schools as well, hopefully that will help to reduce the problems we have seen recently. >> that's fine for countries like england and whales, but of course, internationally, it's a separate problem, so the laws don't apply to anybody who is tweeting about a british case but from abooed, and it's very difficult to regulate that, isn't it? >> yes. >> particularly when there are different laws in different countries. >> yes, exactly. that is a major problem. it has an impact on high profile cases which would attract international interest. but there are those high-profile celebrities, politicians, companies, et cetera, and it's difficult, and you look at the position in the u.s., where, you know, prosecution for publication of -- of these sorts of comments for contempt of cour
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
. which is one reason why the current president is a symbol figure because he has the education of a 6th grader and he was a sheep herder. which mandela -- is a smaller group of black africans and it is a tribal clan that has produced nelson mandela, becky, but zula is a zoo loo leader. and this is a moment where black south africans are trying to reclaim the south african identity, and he was a symbol of their inclusion. >> this is going to a week celebration, at least, for nelson mandela, and i think that -- there was some who thought maybe they would wait until the morning to announce his death. >> but they didn't wait, and it is very -- as we with can see, it is the 2:00 a.m., and the crowd has just begun to get started. days of celebration. >> this is a very african way of celebrating life. and they are just beginning to redefine, and define his legacy, and what it will look like for years to come. for example, his grandson who is a close friend of mine, he is becoming the mandela campaign. which is is a foundation of rend braking the image of africa. you also talk about indians
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 7:00pm EST
good educated--get them in the right vehicle at the right price that fits their need. >> for the commuter, what is the most important thing they should do when they're doing their research on line, they reach out to somebody, contact by your distributorship, look, i understand you're interested in a gmc truck. what information do they need right there, or what are questions that they should ask to be sure they're headed towards a great deal. >> what is a great deal? every manufacturer, everybody has a great deal from $99 a month to zero percent. but customers doing research on the car, they're looking to spend quite a bit of money, especially in the buick, gmc line. they're looking at their options and what will be comfortable for themselves. when they're researching for the car they're looking to talk to somebody who can guide them in the right direction. mostly 88% of people who are out there, they're doing research, and they're trying to fit their needs so when they come in the show room maybe that time is minimized. >> finally-- >> the deal was getting the customer what he wa
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 3:30am EST
are worried about what obamacare means to them. as enrollment ramps up and educated expanded problems are looming for millions of people getting covered. doctors may not take their insurance. we found out why. >> if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor so long as your doctor keeps you. the new health law has many physicians wondering if they'll be able to keep their self-insured patients or accept new one who is are insured through the exchange or medicaid patients. >> a lot of more will be covered through medicaid because it's the biggest part of the expansion in the affordable care act. >> that's a problem for doctors as millions get covered and the new health law. >> at the end of the day it comes down to how much will i be papped and will i have the autonomy to practice the way i want to practice. for instance, sam, a brooklyn based ophthalmologist said that private insurance for a full eye examine will reimburse him at rates of $150. medicare pays him $145. but medicaid only pays $63. obamacare is supposed to bump up those payments for two years, but the process has been
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 7:30pm EST
that has obstructed every job bill, cut food stamps and education funds. >> there have been choices to be made, richard back in 2002, hud made a decision to focus on chronically homeless single adults and that was supposed to save enough money to fight family homelessness, but there are still half a million parents and kids without a roof of their head. >> i think prior distribution has focused on the goal of ending prior homelessness, and not had a strategy focused on how to address homelessness of all types. so when this administration came into being, and we set a plan for ending homelessness, that plan is known as opening doors and we set four goals of ending homelessness, the first is to end chronic homelessness, to end homelessness among veterans by the end of 2015. and then among children, families and youth by the year 2020. so we really set out almost among all populations. one thing we found, when you focus on one population, they have a hard time making those choices. i wouldn't necessarily want to speculate on what their sort of motivations were behind that, i think that
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